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posted in September 2012

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Plan emerges to link IP protection, China investors
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9/28/2012   15 comments
Peking U's Dongmin Chen seeks to spur Chinese startups by connecting them with investors and emphasizing protection of Western intellectual property rights.
Yoshida in China: How Nokia failed, MediaTek won
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9/26/2012   33 comments
"Reverse innovation" shouldn't be confused with "reverse engineering." Here's how they differ, and how companies like MediaTek used it to run circles around rivals like Nokia.
China Fabless: Rockchip rattled by Android tablet wars
News & Analysis  
9/25/2012   21 comments
China's Rockchip is betting the house on Globalfoundries' 28-nm process technology for its upcoming apps processor. It's next task will be hanging on to its customers as the tablet wars heat up.
Yoshida in China: Why its engineering grads love multinationals
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9/24/2012   20 comments
Besides state-owned companies like China Mobile, guess who else Chinese engineering students are eager to work for?
Japan Inc. reportedly moves to block KKRís Renesas takeover
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9/21/2012   4 comments
Japanese manufacturers have teamed up with a government-backed turnaround fund to put together a rescue package for Renesas Electronics.
Yoshida in China: Whither the neglected 6 billion?
Blog  
9/20/2012   10 comments
China's fabless sector should extend beyond its borders and reach out to the 6 billion inhabitants of the developing world, says one CEO.
Students go Googly for top engineering employers
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9/20/2012   24 comments
Check out the deep-dive list of most coveted companies to work for in the U.S., Japan, China, and globally.
China Fabless: Why is GigaDevice chasing the no-growth$3 billion NOR flash market?
News & Analysis  
9/19/2012   9 comments
While China's fabless industry is mostly chasing apps processors, GigaDevice Semiconductor is targeting a market most have forsaken: NOR flash memory.
Spreadtrum CFO shows company's 'soft' skills
Blog  
9/18/2012   12 comments
Spreadtrum CFO Shannon Gao is a U.S.-trained CPA who has worked for the Chinese fabless company since its founding in 2001. Her's are the kind of "soft skills" Chinese tech companies need to succeed.
China Fabless: Resurgent Spreadtrum looks to expand
News & Analysis  
9/17/2012   4 comments
Spreadtrum Communications, one of Chinaís hottest fabless companies, is looking for ways to expand its global presence after making an impressive recovery.
Yoshida in China: Beijingís science park 2.0
Blog  
9/15/2012   4 comments
Big cities in China ó even medium-sized cities in Chinaís flyover regions Ė are all hot to trot promoting high-tech science parks. But the mother of all Chinese science parks is still in Beijing.
China debates IP protection, fireworks ensue
News & Analysis  
9/14/2012   25 comments
A heated debate took place during a Beijing forum over the nettlesome issue of intellectual property rights and what China must do to convince the world that it will honor them.
China Mobile takes SIM card route to e-wallets
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9/12/2012   9 comments
As the technorati await word on whether the iPhone 5 will include near-field comms, China Mobile is pursuing its own e-wallet solution: a SIM card for embedding RFID capability in a smartphone.
Slideshow: New (Chinese) handsets youíve never heard of
News & Analysis  
9/10/2012   16 comments
Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and Coolpad are the Chinese smartphone brands you probably know. But what about Kente, Meizu, SGiFe, ThL or Zopo?
Yoshida in China: What is the Chinese Dream?
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9/10/2012   36 comments
The last thing I expected was for the last week's Democratic National Convention to be a topic of water-cooler conversation in China.
Why China still canít create the next Texas Instruments
News & Analysis  
9/9/2012   54 comments
Will China ever create an enterprise comparable in size, creativity and impact to Texas Instruments?
China Fabless: VeriSilicon touts shift to design lite
News & Analysis  
9/4/2012   14 comments
If you think chip companies are popping up everywhere in China, producing a flood of me-too products based on me-too business models, think again. VeriSilicon doesnít fit the stereotype.


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